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February 2012 | Volume 120 | Issue 2


Editor’s Note

Hugh A. Tilson


Obesogens: An Environmental Link to Obesity

Wendee Holtcamp

Decoding Neurodevelopment: Findings on Environmental Exposures and Synaptic Plasticity

Angela Spivey

Science Selection

Order out of Chaos: Elucidating the Opposing Effects of Air Pollutants and Heat on Blood Pressure

Bob Weinhold

Cadmium May Affect Newborn Girls More than Boys: Maternal Exposure Linked to Smaller Birth Size

Julia R. Barrett

In the Same Boat? Health Risks of Water Recreation Are Not Limited to Full-Contact Activities

Wendee Holtcamp

Heart Disease Tradeoffs: The Built Environment, Air Pollution, and Activity

Kellyn S. Betts


Managing the Risks of Extreme Weather: IPCC Special Report

Catherine M. Cooney

Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension “Probably Linked” to PFOA Contamination

Wendee Holtcamp

IOM Issues Report on Breast Cancer and the Environment

Charles W. Schmidt

The Beat

Erin E. Dooley


Seafood Contamination after the BP Gulf Oil Spill and Risks to Vulnerable Populations: A Critique of the FDA Risk Assessment

Miriam Rotkin-Ellman, Karen K. Wong and Gina M. Solomon


Birth Weight and Prenatal Exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) and Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE): A Meta-analysis within 12 European Birth Cohorts

Eva Govarts, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Greet Schoeters, Ferran Ballester, Karolien Bloemen, Michiel de Boer, Cécile Chevrier, Merete Eggesbø, Mònica Guxens, Ursula Krämer, Juliette Legler, David Martínez, Lubica Palkovicova, Evridiki Patelarou, Ulrich Ranft, Arja Rautio, Maria Skaalum Petersen, Rémy Slama, Hein Stigum, Gunnar Toft, Tomas Trnovec, Stéphanie Vandentorren, Pál Weihe, Nynke Weisglas Kuperus, Michael Wilhelm, Jürgen Wittsiepe and Jens Peter Bonde, and OBELIX/ENRIECO

Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Public Health Practice: Using Adaptive Management to Increase Adaptive Capacity and Build Resilience

Jeremy J. Hess, Julia Z. McDowell and George Luber


Global Levels of Histone Modifications in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells of Subjects with Exposure to Nickel

Adriana Arita, Jingping Niu, Qingshan Qu, Najuan Zhao, Ye Ruan, Arthur Nadas, Yana Chervona, Fen Wu, Hong Sun, Richard B. Hayes and Max Costa

Association of Hexachlorobenzene (HCB), Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), and Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) with in Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Outcomes

Shruthi Mahalingaiah, Stacey A. Missmer, Arnab Maity, Paige L. Williams, John D. Meeker, Katharine Berry, Shelley Ehrlich, Melissa J. Perry, Daniel W. Cramer and Russ Hauser

Renal Function after Reduction in Cadmium Exposure: An 8-Year Follow-up of Residents in Cadmium-Polluted Areas

Yihuai Liang, Lijian Lei, Johan Nilsson, Huiqi Li, Monica Nordberg, Alfred Bernard, Gunnar F. Nordberg, Ingvar A. Bergdahl and Taiyi Jin

Maternal Prenatal Urinary Phthalate Metabolite Concentrations and Child Mental, Psychomotor, and Behavioral Development at 3 Years of Age

Robin M. Whyatt, Xinhua Liu, Virginia A. Rauh, Antonia M. Calafat, Allan C. Just, Lori Hoepner, Diurka Diaz, James Quinn, Jennifer Adibi, Frederica P. Perera and Pam Factor-Litvak

Maternal Cadmium Exposure during Pregnancy and Size at Birth: A Prospective Cohort Study

Maria Kippler, Fahmida Tofail, Renee Gardner, Anisur Rahman, Jena D. Hamadani, Matteo Bottai and Marie Vahter

Serum Concentrations of Organochlorine Pesticides and Growth among Russian Boys

Jane S. Burns, Paige L. Williams, Oleg Sergeyev, Susan A. Korrick, Mary M. Lee, Boris Revich, Larisa Altshul, Julie T. Del Prato, Olivier Humblet, Donald G. Patterson Jr., Wayman E. Turner, Mikhail Starovoytov and Russ Hauser

Environmental Lead after Hurricane Katrina: Implications for Future Populations

Felicia A. Rabito, Shahed Iqbal, Sara Perry, Whitney Arroyave and Janet C. Rice

Health Impacts of the Built Environment: Within-Urban Variability in Physical Inactivity, Air Pollution, and Ischemic Heart Disease Mortality

Steve Hankey, Julian D. Marshall and Michael Brauer

Increased Lead Biomarker Levels Are Associated with Changes in Hormonal Response to Stress in Occupationally Exposed Male Participants

Marie C. Fortin, Deborah A. Cory-Slechta, Pamela Ohman-Strickland, Chizoba Nwankwo, T. Steven Yanger, Andrew C. Todd, Jan Moynihan, James Walton, Andrew Brooks and Nancy Fiedler

Case Report: Supraventricular Arrhythmia after Exposure to Concentrated Ambient Air Pollution Particles

Andrew J. Ghio, Maryann Bassett, Tracey Montilla, Eugene H. Chung, Candice B. Smith, Wayne E. Cascio and Martha Sue Carraway

Occupational Exposure to Benzene and Chromosomal Structural Aberrations in the Sperm of Chinese Men

Francesco Marchetti, Brenda Eskenazi, Rosana H. Weldon, Guilan Li, Luoping Zhang, Stephen M. Rappaport, Thomas E. Schmid, Caihong Xing, Elaine Kurtovich and Andrew J. Wyrobek

In Utero Exposures, Infant Growth, and DNA Methylation of Repetitive Elements and Developmentally Related Genes in Human Placenta

Charlotte S. Wilhelm-Benartzi, E. Andres Houseman, Matthew A. Maccani, Graham M. Poage, Devin C. Koestler, Scott M. Langevin, Luc A. Gagne, Carolyn E. Banister, James F. Padbury and Carmen J. Marsit

Health Risks of Limited-Contact Water Recreation

Samuel Dorevitch, Preethi Pratap, Meredith Wroblewski, Daniel O. Hryhorczuk, Hong Li, Li C. Liu and Peter A. Scheff

Assessing the Influence of Indoor Exposure to “Outdoor Ozone” on the Relationship between Ozone and Short-term Mortality in U.S. Communities

Chun Chen, Bin Zhao and Charles J. Weschler

Increased Mitochondrial DNA Copy Number in Occupations Associated with Low-Dose Benzene Exposure

Michele Carugno, Angela Cecilia Pesatori, Laura Dioni, Mirjam Hoxha, Valentina Bollati, Benedetta Albetti, Hyang-Min Byun, Matteo Bonzini, Silvia Fustinoni, Pierluigi Cocco, Giannina Satta, Mariagrazia Zucca, Domenico Franco Merlo, Massimo Cipolla, Pier Alberto Bertazzi and Andrea Baccarelli

Reduction in Cadmium Exposure in the United States Population, 1988–2008: The Contribution of Declining Smoking Rates

Maria Tellez-Plaza, Ana Navas-Acien, Kathleen L. Caldwell, Andy Menke, Paul Muntner and Eliseo Guallar

A Method to Estimate the Chronic Health Impact of Air Pollutants in U.S. Residences

Jennifer M. Logue, Phillip N. Price, Max H. Sherman and Brett C. Singer

Linking Oxidative Events to Inflammatory and Adaptive Gene Expression Induced by Exposure to an Organic Particulate Matter Component

Wan-Yun Cheng, Jenna Currier, Philip A. Bromberg, Robert Silbajoris, Steven O. Simmons and James M. Samet

Rochester’s Lead Law: Evaluation of a Local Environmental Health Policy Innovation

Katrina Smith Korfmacher, Maria Ayoob and Rebecca Morley

Opposing Effects of Particle Pollution, Ozone, and Ambient Temperature on Arterial Blood Pressure

Barbara Hoffmann, Heike Luttmann-Gibson, Allison Cohen, Antonella Zanobetti, Celine de Souza, Christopher Foley, Helen H. Suh, Brent A. Coull, Joel Schwartz, Murray Mittleman, Peter Stone, Edward Horton and Diane R. Gold

Contrasts in Oxidative Potential and Other Particulate Matter Characteristics Collected Near Major Streets and Background Locations

Hanna Boogaard, Nicole A.H. Janssen, Paul H. Fischer, Gerard P.A. Kos, Ernie P. Weijers, Flemming R. Cassee, Saskia C. van der Zee, Jeroen J. de Hartog, Bert Brunekreef and Gerard Hoek

Spatial Patterns and Socioecological Drivers of Dengue Fever Transmission in Queensland, Australia

Wenbiao Hu, Archie Clements, Gail Williams, Shilu Tong and Kerrie Mengersen

The Impact of Heat Islands on Mortality in Paris during the August 2003 Heat Wave

Karine Laaidi, Abdelkrim Zeghnoun, Bénédicte Dousset, Philippe Bretin, Stéphanie Vandentorren1, Emmanuel Giraudet and Pascal Beaudeau


FDA Risk Assessment of Seafood Contamination after the BP Oil Spill

Robert W. Dickey

FDA Risk Assessment of Seafood Contamination after the BP Oil Spill: Rotkin-Ellman and Solomon Respond

Miriam Rotkin-Ellman and Gina Solomon

Fields and Forests in Flames: Lead and Mercury Emissions from Wildfire Pyrogenic Activity

Louise J. Kristensen and Mark P. Taylor


Errata: “Temporal Variability of Tungsten and Cobalt in Fallon, Nevada” & “A Retrospective Assessment of Occupational Exposure to Elemental Carbon in the U.S. Trucking Industry”

Paul R. Sheppard, Robert J. Speakman, Gary Ridenour, Mark L. Witten, Mary E. Davis, Jaime E. Hart, Francine Laden, Eric Garshick, and Thomas J. Smith


Managing Wastewater from Fracking, with Robert B. Jackson

Ashley Ahearn

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